French pharma group Sanofi abandons Covid-19 drug trials

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Sanofi has announced that Kevzara, a drug originally developed with US pharma firm Regeneron for treating arthritis, has failed Phase 3 tests of its effectiveness in treating severe cases of Covid-19 and which involved 420 patients in several countries.

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French pharma giant Sanofi announced Tuesday it was halting trials for its rheumatoid arthritis drug Kevzara after it failed to prove an effective treatment for Covid-19, reports Radio France Internationale.